Revolutionary 4K Resolution
The new Solo 8 document camera is a "solo5 on steroids." It is faster, has higher resolution, stunning video quality, and a much more powerful zoom using patented ASR technology. In layman's terms, this is the best HoverCam ever built and it has a large shooting area of 13 x 21 inches. This is one of the largest scan size in the industry. It also ships with powerful new software called Flex10.
The new UVC processor chipset and electronic imaging components features deliver ultra-high definition video over SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and the older USB 2.0 standard at 30 frames/second. Solo 8's exciting new features and cutting edge controls have never been seen before in a USB document camera. The Solo 8 is the only camera that can truly deliver the sensor's full 8MP resolution in every video frame, which is equivalent to 4K resolution. The image is resized in real-time to adapt to the screen's display resolution. True 8MP clarity or resolution is being delivered at a 30 frames-per-second speed. Over USB3.0, we deliver uncompressed YUV video @ 30fps. Over USB2.0, the video is lightly compressed MJPEG @ 30fps.
Award Winning Software
The HoverCam Solo 8 is our first document camera built on the HoverCam Photon 1.0 Imaging Engine. A powerful ARM processor serves as the Solo 8's brain and makes it a highly intelligent small computer. When coupled with the Flex 10 software, Solo 8 achieves exceptionally high performance. Real-time commands, responses and computations take place between the host computer and the Solo 8 to formulate the best video delivery strategy for optimal bandwidth utilization, screen size adaptation, exposure control, focus control, color balancing and other advanced camera control functions. The advanced architecture of the Photon 1.0 Imaging Engine makes the Solo 8 stand out in control flexibility and maximum performance. It is unlike any document camera.
Using a Solo 8 with an iPad
You can use an iPad with the Solo 8. You wouldn't actually connect the Solo 8 to the iPad, instead you'd control it from your iPad. Using the Splashtop app, you can connect your iPad to your computer and actually control it from the iPad's screen. Since your Hovercam is connected to the computer, you can open the Hovercam's software and control it from your iPad. You would need to have the iPad and computer on the same network as this works through wifi. HoverCam sells the solo 8 packaged with Splashtop software here.
Solo 8 Advantages
- World’s first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 document camera outputting uncompressed HD video up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.
- No image delay, ghosting or latency when displaying live video on commonly used 1080p resolution displays.
- Chromebook compatibility with available web-based software application.
- Record full-motion, HD video with no delay. Annotate over live video and even when recording.
- Uncompressed YUV video at up to 4K resolution
- Backwards compatible with computers with USB 2 connectors
- ASR (Adaptive Sensor Resolution)
Smart Notebook Compatibility
You can use the Hovercam with Smart Notebook software too. Notebook as Transparent Background Mode, which let's you see and annotate over anything on your desktop. Just open the Hovercam's software so you have the image you need on screen, then put Notebook in Transparent Background Mode and you can annotate over it and even save the image into Notebook to use in your files and activities.
HoverCam Solo 8 and Flex 10 Demonstration Video
Introduction to HoverCam Solo 8 and Flex 10 Software for Windows